Radiator Fluid Leaking

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Old 12-07-07, 12:16 PM
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Radiator Fluid Leaking

I have a 1994 Plymouth Acclaim and the Radiator Fluid started leaking about a day ago. Today the reserve resovior is completly empty, how do i check for leaks?
 
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Old 12-07-07, 01:02 PM
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fill your car w/coolant run it for about 20 min. kill the car and place poster board under the engine bay wait about an hour and look at the poster board and where ever the spots are look around that part of the motor for cracked hoses the best way to do this is to look for residue or build up on a certain part of the hose another way is to bend and twist the hose ligtly and look for small cracks or tears if that doest help check the area around your water pump the impeller might have seperated frome the shaft internaly and this could also cause a leak and if all else fails check the oil for water if water is found this could mean a blown head gasket or craked head.
 
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Old 12-08-07, 09:27 AM
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Leaks are typically found by looking for trails of coolant. For the hard to find leaks I've had success using shop air and pressurize the cooling system to 20 psi.
 
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Old 12-08-07, 10:30 AM
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Ok i made a diagram in paint of what i found.

here it is:

http://img338.imageshack.us/my.php?i...diagramng5.jpg

does that look like just the hose needs replaced?
 
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Old 12-08-07, 10:48 AM
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antifreeze leak

I would replace the lower radiator hose and both clamps, you need to be sure that the coolant is not leaking from the water pump weep hole. The water pump is where this hose connects to the engine. If it is leaking from the pump and not the hose, you need a pump. look carefully. Make sure where the coolant is coming from.
 
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